The biggest and best bloom surprises are these Color Guard Yuccas planted just over two years ago, which are sporting their first ever blooms. With more than 10 hours of direct sun a day during summer months these plants have grown to nearly four feet diameter in a very short time. The third bloom was caught on a leaf and is lagging behind. I will look forward to these creamy, bell-shaped beauties each year from now on.
Around back in the cactus garden the cactus groundcover Opuntia humifosa is spreading out and blooming bright yellow. This unique cactus lays nearly flat to the ground.
Nearby one Larkspur has defied the drought and will offer more seeds to spread next fall.
More Mexican Hat flowers ranging from deep burgundy to orange fill the buffalo grass lawn.
In the circle garden Green Santolina is covered with a mass of yellow button blooms.
I have a couple more of these to add to the garden for an even bigger display next year.
Around front by the sidewalk the Gray Santolina is also blooming.
Nearby the Manfreda maculosa has pushed its lily-like bloom six feet into the Vitex.
The bloom stalk from this tiny plant is always amazing. A few coral hesperaloe blooms have escaped the browsing deer to add to the scene.
This hesperaloe bloom took on a curlicue form which helped it avoid deer browsing.
Yellow Cestrum took a while to recover from the winter but is blooming away now.
My very special Mr. Moy rose is blooming beautifully again.
The tank in the circle garden has been planted with Verbena bonariensis and Mexican Feather Grass inspired by a photo on Pinterest.
Clammy Weed has invited itself to the party. Last year I posted that I would love to have more of these and I got my wish. It's a prolific seed thrower and these seeds were transferred to the tank garden with the soil.
It's kind of pretty for a weed, and bees love it.
That's the best of the blooms for this week in May. For more blooms check out May Dreams Gardens to see what bloggers from all over the world have blooming in their gardens this week.